How Much Water Should You Drink?
By Carleton Rivers, MS, RD, LD
Different people need to drink different amounts of water but a general rule of thumb is:
Drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day;
That’s at least 6 or 8 cups of water.
Tip: Carry a water bottle around with you to make sure you are drinking enough water each day.
When you’re thirsty, your body might already need water.
So grab yourself a glass of water!
You will need extra water if you...
- Vomit or spit up
- Have diarrhea
- Drink alcohol
- Have a high fever
Modified Source: Beth Marks, J. S. (2010). Health Matters: The Exercise Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.